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Tuesday, November 21st 2017

Good morning reader!

Read on for what's happening at the library this week.
  • Learn To Knit in Two Colors starts next week at our Coolidge Corner Library - sign up to ensure a spot!
  • It's the final crunch for NaNoWriMo -- join us to complete your goal of 50,000 words.
  • Join us for an evening with The True Flag author Stephen Kinzer to discuss how the power of the press and "fake news" shaped our past and shapes the present.
  • Save the date for our Telescope launch party in early December.
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PLEASE NOTE

Happy Thanksgiving!
All locations will be closed on Thursday, November 23 for the holiday.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Kids ideaSPACE: Eclipse Exploration

Kids ideaSPACE: Eclipse Exploration

March 6, 2024 3:00 PM @ Brookline Village - Hunneman Hall

On Monday, April 8 2024 the US will experience a total solar eclipse! In Brookline, we’ll experience approximately 92% obscuration of the sun. Join us on Wednesday, March 6 in Hunneman Hall  to start preparing for the eclipse! We’ll learn what creates the conditions for a solar eclipse, create an eclipse-themed craft, and take a closer look at the sun through sunoculars and a solar telescope.

This program is for kids ages 5-9. While you’re welcome to drop-by between 3 and 4 PM, we recommend you come at 3 and stay for the duration of the program. Kids under 9 should be accompanied by an adult in Hunneman Hall.

Eclipse Exploration for Everyone

Eclipse Exploration for Everyone

March 9, 2024 2:00 PM @ Brookline Village - Hunneman Hall

On Monday, April 8 2024 the US will experience a total solar eclipse! In Brookline, we’ll experience approximately 92% obscuration of the sun. Join us on Saturday, March 9 in Hunneman Hall  to start preparing for the eclipse! We’ll learn what creates the conditions for a solar eclipse, create an eclipse-themed craft, and take a closer look at the sun through sunoculars and a solar telescope.*

This program is for adults and kids of all ages. Kids under 9 should be accompanied by an adult in Hunneman Hall.

*Sunoculars and solar telescopes are designed to allow people to safely view the sun. Do not look directly at the sun with regular binoculars or telescopes.

World of Pies for Pi Day

World of Pies for Pi Day

March 14, 2024 3:30 PM @ Brookline Village - Hunneman Hall

Join us for a Pi Day celebration where you can taste pies from around the world! We’ll be giving out samples of different kinds of pies from traditions all over the world, and we can debate what, exactly, makes a pie…a pie.

This event is for tweens (grades 5-7), teens (grades 8-12), and adults only!

Please note

This will be a first come, first served event Free tickets will be available starting at 3 PM at the Teen Room desk on the ground floor. You must be present to get a ticket (no holding tickets for another person) We are limited to 100 spots.

 

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THIS WEEK'S MOVIES

Midday Movies

Putterham
Promise
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 22
1:30-4 PM
More about Midday Movies

Movie Matinee

Coolidge Corner
NO MOVIE
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 23
No movie this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
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MEET THE STAFF

Circulation Supervisor at Brookline Village Gina Wise

LeVar
First literary crush (author or character): Kurt Vonnegut.
Last song you listened to: River by French-Cuban duo Ibeyi.
Hogwarts House: Hufflepuff - loyal as could be.
Name a word that starts with the letter Q: Quiche.
Movie or TV show you always watch when it comes on screen, no matter what: Spirited Away.
If you could travel back in time, what period would you go to? The 1920s.
Cake or pie? Pie.
Big dogs or small dogs? Small dogs.
Hardcover or paperback? Either!
Fictional world or game you'd most like to visit? Middle Earth.
What book would you most like to see turned into a top-notch film or miniseries? The Ear, the Eye, and The Arm by Nancy Farmer.
Favorite fictional librarian? Mr. Atoz from Star Trek: The Original Series.
Favorite Shakespearean character? Jaques from As You Like It.
Gina is pictured with Levar Burton, right.
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YOGA AND STORIES

yogakids
Coolidge Corner
SATURDAY December 9, 11 AM
Mind/Body Fun with our "tried and true kid yoga" teacher Erin Carter. For children 3 and up and their grown-ups.

CHILDREN'S FALL PROGRAMS

Brookline Village
Countdown to Kindergarten
Last Monday of the month at 10:30 AM
Age: 4 years old (get ticket at desk)
Terrific Twos (And Threes!)
Tuesdays at 10:30 AM
Age: 2 years old
Mother Goose on the Loose
Wednesdays at 10:30 AM
Age: 13 to 23 month-olds (get ticket at desk)
Stories and Crafts (Drop In)
Wednesdays at 3:30 PM
Age: 3-5 years old
Stories and Crafts (Drop In)
Thursdays at 10:30 AM
Age: 2-3 years old (get ticket at desk)
Saturday Six to Eights
Saturdays at 2:30 PM
Age: 6-8 years old
Friday Flicks (Drop In)
Fridays at 10:30 am
Age: 2 years and older. Parents and caregivers are also welcome.
Coolidge Corner
Come Play With Us
Mondays at 10:15 AM
Age: Infants-12 month-olds
Mother Goose
Tuesdays at 10:15 AM
Age: 1-2 years-old
Sing Along, Dance and Play
Wednesdays at 10:15 AM
All Ages
Putterham
Stories and Crafts
Tuesdays at 10:30 AM
Age: 2-3 year-olds
Step Into Story Time
Tuesdays at 3:30 PM
Age: 3-5 year-olds
Visit the Children's Department online.
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NEXT BOOK CLUB MEETINGS


Mystery Book Group

Brookline Village
TUESDAY November 21, Noon, to discuss Veronica Mars by Rob Thomas.

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NEXT MONTH'S BOOK SELECTIONS

All of our book clubs are drop in. If you'd like to join us, you may pick up the next title at the Circulation Desk of the hosting library and attend the next meeting ready to discuss.
More about each book club.

Brookline Village

Brookline Village
MONDAY DEC 4
7-8:30 PM
Open to adults.
Tresspasser

Shelf Respect

Brookline Village
WEDNESDAY DEC 6
7 PM
Open to teens and adults.
Booked

A Taste of Poetry

Brookline Village
THURSDAY DEC 7
Poet: Jorie Graham
Noon-1:30 PM
Open to adults.
12graham

Putterham

Putterham
MONDAY DEC 18
2-3:30 PM
Open to adults.
ManCalledOve

Mystery

Brookline Village
TUESDAY DEC 19
Noon-1 PM
Open to adults.
CocaineBlues

Read and Meet

Coolidge Corner
THURSDAY DEC 21
7 PM
Open to adults.
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